Overall: 5 1/4 x 9 x 1 in. ( 13.3 x 22.9 x 2.5 cm )
written: in browned ink on bottom of box: "[au] $1.55" written: in red ink, on bottom of box: "1872" [numbers blurred, by water?] printed: on cover of box attached to peepshow: "CONSTANTINOPEL" written: in black ink on bottom of box (or reverse of peep
Cardboard and paper peep-show or "perspective" showing Constantinople; orange cardboard box with a quatrefoil center window flanked by two small circular windows surrounded by a printed scene of Constantinople from the banks of the Bosphorus with numerous figures in Turkish dress; interior with accordion folds decorated with hand-colored printed views of buildings and figures in Turkish dress leading to a view of the Hagia Sophia.
This peepshow belonged to Sydney H. Carney, Sr., of Lowell, MA.
Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
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